So, I had a building layout that was in Visio, and needed to
be able to color code the space. Laborious in Visio (crappy drawing
tools). So, I saved the image, from Visio, as a .png and opened in
Fireworks. By happenstance, I clicked on the paint bucket and
clicked within one of the "rooms" of the "imported" Visio soure
and, voila! It filled in the room quite nicely. So, I kept going --
all's well. Then, I started tinkering a bit and, now, it doesn't
work anymore. If I have the paint bucket selected and click on the
image, it fills the whole thing, no longer finding/understanding
the underlying image borders.
I don't know what I did; but, now can't undo it. I've closed
and reopened Fireworks. Deleted and reexported the Visio drawing --
Any ideas? I can now select the rooms with the wand tool
(which finds the borders of the rooms) and switch to Paint Bucket
and fill the resulting selection. But, I'd sure like to be able to
just click with the bucket and have it "find" the existing
Try saving/exporting the Visio file as an AI file. Once you
have that, import it into a new Fireworks Document. You should then
be able to select the different rooms with the white pointer and
change the color with the color-chip in the properties inspector at
the bottom of Fireworks.
When Visio exports a PNG, it's a flat file just like a JPEG,
not a Fireworks PNG.